NHL hockey

San Jose Sharks' Dylan Gambrell, right, tries to hold back Minnesota Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
January 23, 2021 - 4:57 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The San Jose Sharks will open their home schedule in the desert. The Sharks’ first two home games will be Feb. 1 and 3 against the Vegas Golden Knights at Gila River Arena, home of the Arizona Coyotes. The Sharks...
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Columbus Blue Jackets players celebrate their goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
January 23, 2021 - 2:49 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hours after trading disgruntled center Pierre-Luc Dubois, the Columbus Blue Jackets got three first-period goals and beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 Saturday. Nick Foligno, Mikhail Grigorenko, Vladislav Gavrikov, Zach Werenski and Eric Robinson scored, and Elvis Merzlikins...
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Les Motes and his two-year-old daughter Mahalia leave flowers, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Atlanta, near the spot where a ball hit for a home run by Atlanta Braves' Hank Aaron cleared the wall to break Babe Ruth's career home run record in 1974. Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth but went on to break the career home run record in the pre-steroids era, died peacefully in his sleep early Friday. He was 86. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
January 23, 2021 - 11:29 am
ATLANTA (AP) — As his adopted hometown mourned Hank Aaron's death, some fans called on the Atlanta Braves to change their name to the Hammers in his honor. “Hammerin' Hank” died Friday at age 86, drawing praise from all segments of society — including the current and former presidents — for his...
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Nashville Predators center Matt Duchene (95) gains control of the puck next to Dallas Stars right wing Denis Gurianov (34) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
January 22, 2021 - 9:31 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Anton Khudobin stared upward before Dallas' delayed season opener, watching as the Stars' Western Conference championship banner was unveiled high above the ice. The goalie then stopped 34 shots in his first season-opening start, and Dallas scored five power-play goals in a 7-0 win...
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Washington Capitals center Nic Dowd (26) celebrates his goal with defenseman John Carlson (74), left wing Jakub Vrana (13) and right wing Garnet Hathaway (21) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
January 22, 2021 - 7:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Knowing they'd be without Alex Ovechkin and three other prominent players for their home opener, the Washington Capitals talked about the gaping holes left in the lineup and then rallied around them. Playing without Ovechkin, center Evgeny Kuznetsov, defenseman Dmitry Orlov and...
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January 22, 2021 - 12:21 pm
NBC will shut down the NBC Sports Network at the end of the year. NBC Sports Chairman Pete Bevacqua announced the move Friday in an internal memo to staff. “At the conclusion of 2021, we have decided that the best strategic next step for our Sports Group and the entire Company is to wind down NBCSN...
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A shot from Carolina Hurricanes left wing Jordan Martinook (48) misses the net past Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. (Andrew Nelles/The Tennessean via AP)
January 21, 2021 - 9:40 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Nashville Predators will use a lottery to sell a couple hundred tickets to season-ticket holders for games on Tuesday and Wednesday against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Predators announced the lottery Thursday...
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Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Vegas Golden Knights makes a save against Nick Schmaltz #8 of the Arizona Coyotes in the third period of their game at T-Mobile Arena on January 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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January 21, 2021 - 5:51 am
Shea Theodore scored two goals, Marc-Andre Fleury made 21 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Wednesday night.
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) gets a shot past Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek (41) for an overtime goal in an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The Penguins won 5-4. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
January 20, 2021 - 3:48 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Washington Capitals have been fined $100,000 by the NHL for violations of COVID-19 protocols by players. The league said Wednesday the punishment was for “social interactions among team members,” adding that...
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Arizona Coyotes defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson (4) catches a puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 19, 2021 - 2:33 pm
The NHL is temporarily ditching microchipped pucks six days into the season after concerns were raised about their performance. The league announced games from Tuesday night on would be played with pucks made for last season. A review showed the first supply of pucks used for tracking weren’t...
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